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  1. Lecomte North East 38

    Rock Hall, United States

    Quetzal A LeComte NE 38, designed by Bill Tripp in 1963, is a well-made and well-thought-out boat from an earlier age of craftsmanship and construction methods; however, they incorporate the best of what was then the new art of fiberglass hulls and decks. Bill Tripp created this design shortly after he designed the Hinckley B-40. The original versions of these two boats and some others that Tripp designed around the same time shared a lot in their appearance and details. Dolf LeComte intended to compete in the US market with Hinckley so the quality of interior finish and some of the features are similar. Quetzal retains all of her original exterior Teak trim, varnished Makore interior and fine details. The hull is solid fiberglass and has longitudinal ‘glassed-in Airex foam stiffeners and hollow ‘hat channels’ under the long aft overhang. The hull was molded in halves and tabbed together on the inside. The original, MK I, and subsequent MK II models had attached rudders; this MK III has a spade rudder and the trailing edge of the keel is made with a third molding and is tabbed onto the two halves of the hull. The keel is hollow and integral to the hull. It is internally stiffened with transverse fiberglass bulkheads and a top, forming the water tank. Earlier models had internal fuel tanks in the keel as well; this boat has a Monel fuel tank (separate tanks were required by the USCG in the late ‘60s). The lead ballast is bolted into a shape formed in the forward bottom of the keel which can be seen as the discolored joint while the boat’s on the hard. The keelbolts are encapsulated on the bottom of the water tank. The deck is Airex foam cored. The deck is bolted and tabbed to an inward-turned flange on the hull. The six scuppers are drained into channels on the inside of the hull and discharge through holes in the hull below the waterline. All fittings and metal work - exposed, concealed, or glassed in - is stated by LeComte to be 316 stainless steel. Most metal work, including the aluminum mast and spinnaker pole, was made by LeComte. The rudder was designed and made hollow. It has vents at the top and drains at the bottom. The stainless stock and webs are tabbed to the port side and the starboard side is tabbed on to the port. The skilled and knowledgeable owner has done a great deal of technical work on the boat over the 11 years he and his wife owned Quetzal. He has a great many photos of the work in progress.

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